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  • Hi. I pre-ordered a Surface Pro X. I play around with coding, but really haven't done a lot, except some web and mobile coding. I am concerned about the Surface Pro X's ability to support coding. I have read about Win 10 limitations on an ARM processor. The limits concern me a bit as well. Below are some specific concerns. The easy answer to my concerns is purchase a Surface Pro 7. Yet, I admit the Pro X is much more cool than a Pro 7, and at about the same price. (I currently have a Surface Pro 3.)

    -- Will VS free and VS Code run on the Surface Pro X? Can I run Windows Store Python?

    -- I know I cannot create virtual machines or containers but...

        -- Might that change?

        -- If I cannot run VMs and containers, is Azure's free tier a reasonable alternative? 

        -- Should I but a 16GB Pro X? Or, would an 8GB version be adequate? 

    -- I dream of accessing a RPi 4 using some sort of terminal services. Are such services available?

    I recognize this forum may not be the best place to ask this question. I will post on other sites as well. However, if anyone has any thoughts, even if opinions, I would love to read those. 

    Many thanks!

    Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:09 PM